Mary Cyrene Burch Breckinridge

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Mary Cyrene Burch Breckinridge
Second Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861
Preceded by Abigail Fillmore
Succeeded by Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin
Personal details
Born (1826-08-16)August 16, 1826
Georgetown, Kentucky, U.S.
Died October 8, 1907(1907-10-08) (aged 81)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) John C. Breckinridge
(1843–1875; his death)

Mary Cyrene Burch Breckinridge (August 16, 1826 – October 8, 1907), the daughter of Clifton Rhodes Burch and Alethia Viley, was born in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, in 1826. After a brief courtship, she was married on December 12, 1843 to John Cabell Breckinridge, and with him eventually had five children, including Arkansas Congressman Clifton R. Breckinridge. Mary Breckinridge was widowed in 1875, and died on October 8, 1907 in Buffalo, New York, aged 81.[1][2][3]

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Abigail Fillmore
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin